Woodside Petroleum (WPL) is Australia’s largest oil and gas explorer and producer. WPL operates the $27 billion North West Shelf (NWS) Venture in offshore WA, which produces around 40% of Australia’s oil and gas. The company also has several key LNG projects, which include, Pluto (WA), Browse (WA) and Sunrise (East Timor). The Pluto project
Westfield Group (ASX:WDC) is the largest retail property group in the world by equity market capitalisation. It has investment interests in 126 shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand and the United States Westfield, which is among the blue chip stocks, revealed a full year 2011 profit of $1.53 billion, a 37.5% rise on the previous
Woolworths (ASX:WOW) operates supermarkets, specialty and discount department stores, liquor and electronics stores throughout Australia. Woolworths also manufactures processed foods, exports and wholesales food and offers petrol retailing. The Company also operates hotels which includes pubs, food, accommodation, and gaming operations. ASX Blue chip supermarket giant Woolworths today announced 2Q sales growth of 5.1% to
BHP Billiton (ASX:BHP) is an international resources company. The Company’s principal business lines are mineral exploration and production, including coal, iron ore, gold, titanium, ferroalloys, nickel and copper concentrate, as well as petroleum exploration, production, and refining. Blue chip stock BHP, today announced that its latest quarterly iron ore output increased 22% in the December
Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX:WBC) is Australia’s oldest bank operating a significant banking franchise in Australia and New Zealand. WBC is considered an ASX Blue Chip Share. The company has balanced exposures to retail, corporate and institutional sectors. Westpac has been one of the more acquisitive banks domestically with successful takeovers of Bank of Melbourne and
Westfield Group (ASX:WDC) is the largest retail property group in the world by equity market capitalisation. It has investment interests in 126 shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Westfield, which is among the blue chip stocks, has released its 3rd quarter operating update for the nine months to 30 September 2011.
Wesfarmers (ASX:WES) is Australia’s leading conglomerate, headquartered in Perth, Western Australia. It is also widely considered among the market’s blue chip stocks. The company owns several iconic Australian businesses, including supermarket chain Coles, hardware retailer Bunning’s Warehouse, discount department stores Target and K-Mart, and office supplies provider Officeworks. WES also involves in industrials supplies distribution,
Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) is one of the world’s largest miners, mining and processing a wide range of metals and minerals including all the key base metals, precious metals, diamonds, iron ore and energy products. The company is one of the biggest on the Australian share market and is widely considered among the blue chip stocks.
UGL Limited (ASX:UGL) is an engineering and services company providing industrial maintenance, manufacturing, engineering, transport facilities management and corporate real estate services to blue chip companies and governments across the world. The company has grown aggressively over the past decade via acquisitions and expansion in the engineering and industrial services sectors. Owing to its diversification into the rail,
Woodside Petroleum is Australia’s leading oil and gas exploration company, and is 24% owned by global energy giant Shell Australia. The company sells natual gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), crude oil, condensate and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) globally. WPL is considered one the markets blue chip shares. WPL produces the equivalent of around 65 million